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Activities Help Students Prepare for Career Fair, Job Search

Tuesday, September 3, 2013




Engineering Career Center


has several ways for students to get ready for the fall recruiting season.



On Wednesday, Sept. 4, ECC will hold its annual Career Kickoff Tailgate with free food and career information for students.  The tailgate will be from noon to 2 p.m. in the Engineering Courtyard. 



As the semester progresses, students can take advantage of numerous workshops and activities to prepare for the Fall Engineering and Computing Career Fair on Sept. 18 and interviews and communication that follow.



Students are also encouraged to use the resources available at Engineering Career Center, 1001 Eaton Hall.  The center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Students can also schedule personal appointments for individualized attention.  Contact ECC staff at


ecc@ku.edu


or 785-864-3891.



Here is a schedule of fall activities in order by date:



Mock Interviews


Times and dates vary


Students can test and refine their interviewing skills through mock interviews with actual industry recruiters.  Contact ECC staff for times and availabilities,


ecc@ku.edu


.



 



Career Kickoff Tailgate


Wednesday, Sept. 4


Noon to 2 p.m.


Engineering Courtyard, between Eaton and Learned Halls.


Free food for students and career search preparation information.



 



Walk-in Resume Review


Thursday, Sept. 5


5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


1001 Eaton Hall


Students should bring a printed copy of their resume for review and critique by Engineering Career Center staff.



 



Walk-in Resume Review


Friday, Sept. 6


11 a.m. to 2p.m.


1001 Eaton Hall


Students should bring a printed copy of their resume for review and critique by Engineering Career Center staff.



 



Walk-in Resume Review


Monday, Sept. 9


3 p.m. to 5 p.m.


1001 Eaton Hall


Students should bring a printed copy of their resume for review and critique by Engineering Career Center staff.



 



Interviewing Skills Overview (the STAR system)


Tuesday, Sept 10


11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Deans Conference Room


Room 1 Eaton Hall


 



20 Tips in 20 Minutes (for Career Fair Success)


Tuesday, Sept. 10


12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.


Deans Conference Room


Room 1 Eaton Hall


 



Walk-in Resume Review


Friday, Sept. 13


10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


1001 Eaton Hall


Students should bring a printed copy of their resume for review and critique by Engineering Career Center staff.



 



Interviewing Skills Overview (the STAR system)


Monday, Sept 16


3 p.m. to 4 p.m.


Deans Conference Room


Room 1 Eaton Hall


 



20 Tips in 20 Minutes (for Career Fair Success)


Monday, Sept. 16


4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Deans Conference Room


Room 1 Eaton Hall


 



SWE Evening With Industry


Tuesday, Sept. 17


6 p.m to 9 p.m.


Kansas Union Ballroom


Network and have dinner with more than 30 industry representatives. Advance registration is required.  There is a fee. 


Learn more.




 



Fall Engineering and Computing Career Fair


Wednesday, Sept. 18,


Noon to 5 p.m.


Kansas Union, fifth and sixth floor.


Open to all KU students and recent graduates. All majors and grade levels are welcome, however, employers will focus on students in engineering, computing and the hard sciences. Students should dress professionally,


research companies of interest


and bring multiple copies of their resume.





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